How Far Should You Go To Protect Your Trade Secrets?

Companies often go to great lengths to protect their valuable trade secrets. However, these efforts don’t have to be costly, just ask Google.

The tech giant made news when reports surfaced that it keeps all of its servers located at shared data centers in complete darkness in an effort to protect its trade secrets.  Google designs and builds its own servers which they protect as a valuable trade secret.

When Google has to place this hardware in data centers with its competitors, it takes steps to ensure its servers are protected.  So, how does Google protect their trade secret?  Their installation crews unscrewed all of the light bulbs.

When Google needs to access or perform work on the servers, the technicians need to wear headlamps to see what they are doing.

For more conventional ways to protect your trade secrets please see my previous post.

How I Can Help

There are many issues involved in protecting your valuable trade secrets.  I can advise, protect and defend your trade secrets.  If you need help to with a trade secret matter, or know someone that can use my help, please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation at nvantreeck@usip.com or call TOLL FREE at 1-855-UR IDEAS (1-855-874-3327) and ask for Norman.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +

Norman

 

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